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The first Maori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required a long, warm...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
The Nelson Settlement, planned in England, was to consist of 221,100 acres of cultivable, arable land. Despite warnings of insufficient land of suitable quality in Tasman and Golden Bays,...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
Wreck of the Queen Bee
The Queen Bee was a wooden barque of between 700 and 800 tons. A fine, roomy ship, she was one of the earliest vessels to bring immigrants to...Read more about "Wreck of the Queen Bee"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
Maori heritage The earliest human footprints across the Mahitahi floodplain, upon which Nelson City now sits, belong to the tangata whenua and manawhenua tribes of Whakatu[whats-in-a-name-wakatu-or-whakatu/]. What is now Alton Street...Read more about "Alton Street"...
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